Intel unveils new chipsets at Computex show

Chipsets geared towards HD video playback, improved 3-D performance and leading storage capabilities

Intel this week unveiled new chipsets for desktop PCs at the Computex trade show in Taiwan.

Sean Maloney, executive vice president of Intel, made the announcement during a keynote address at the conference Tuesday. The Intel 4 Series Chipsets, which include the G45, G43, P45 and P43, will be used with the 45 nanometer Intel Core2 Duo and Intel Core2 Quad processors.

"The Internet is going high-def," Maloney said during his keynote. "Desktop PCs with these new chipsets let you enjoy, share and protect your digital life. They have the processing power and graphics to deliver stutter-free HD video playback, improved 3-D performance and leading storage capabilities."

Maloney noted that people increasingly are looking to be able to store all of their HD videos, photographs, music and games in one place - a central library -- and be able to access that library of entertainment and data from small mobile Internet devices while they're on-the-go.

The new Intel G45 Express Chipset sports with the updated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD, and is designed to deliver strong visual performance and quality. According to the company, it's the first Intel platform to integrate complete hardware High Definition pipelines for Blu-ray and other HD content playback. It's also the first Intel platform to post-process HD content for improved visual quality.

The Intel G43 Express chipset is designed to deliver strong graphics for everyday computing. It uses Intel Clear Video Technology for HD playback, while it also has an enhanced 3-D graphics engine with full support of Microsoft Windows Vista Premium.

A chip set is a group of integrated chips or circuits that are designed to work together. Often sold as a single product, chip sets are designed to work with a main processor.

Just last week, Intel confirmed that a problem with its integrated graphics chip set had forced the company to postpone the launch of its new Centrino 2 laptop system.

The company said its Centrino 2 mobile platform, code-named Montevina, is being pushed back from a scheduled release in June to a partial release in July and a more expansive release in August. The new mobile processor and at least one chipset is now set to ship on July 14, according to Patrick Ward, an Intel spokesman. Wireless components and all the accompanying chipsets are slated to ship in August.

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